Armorhide transforms into a combat tank. He specializes in desert warfare, and his body camouflage can even fool Optimus Prime's eyes. Lurking beneath the desert sands, he sets ant lion-type traps, then delivers the final blow with his deadly Dangar Cannon. No matter how bad the road, he can run the distance on it thanks to his cybertitanium-alloy caterpillar treads. He makes post-combat sand baths his only pleasure. Armorhide can combine with the other four Decepticon Combiners to form Ruination.